50 shades of grey... does it encourage sexual violence?

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what do you guys think? do you girls fancy christian grey?
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It does seem to portray quite abusive behaviours in a romantic light - most people can enjoy the fantasy without liking it in real life, but I think some people who have less experience might have their ideas about what a real, healthy relationship should be like warped by Christian Grey.

Also it concerns me that it might make what Christian does seem more "normal" or "sexy" for real-life people to do, so people might feel that any abuse in their relationship is supposed to be "normal" or "sexy" as it is in 50 Shades.

If we had decent sex ed that covered sexual consent and what constitutes a healthy or abusive relationship, then I would say that we needn't worry about 50 Shades. However, young people especially get all their knowledge about relationships from their peers and the internet and media. Seems worrying if people got relationship advice from 50 Shades...
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(Original post by SSS_JJJ)
what do you guys think? do you girls fancy christian grey?
50 Shades of Grey encourages sexual violence the same way that Lord of the Rings encourages killing. It doesn't

This "controversy" is as stupid as the people who say video games encourage violence or that heavy metal music makes people "evil"
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It is not violence. It is passion. It does not hurt anybody...


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I've seen worse things on my Facebook newsfeed, such as a woman having sex with a horse. It certainly doesn't make me want to do that! People also have access to any type of porn you could think of, which can show sexual violence. It is everywhere!
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Does not facebook forbid it


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a) how can it encourage sexual violence when the audience is almost exclusively women

b) it encourages sexual violence as much as GTA encourages gang crime, as much as call of duty encourages people to join the army as much as fifa makes people believe torres is a good player. I.E. not at all.
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No, it encourages kinkiness.
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(Original post by jequestrian)
I've seen worse things on my Facebook newsfeed, such as a woman having sex with a horse. It certainly doesn't make me want to do that! People also have access to any type of porn you could think of, which can show sexual violence. It is everywhere!
With a name like yours was this you by any chance?
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Does James Bond/Diehard promote murder?
Does Django Unchained promote slavery?

The same principle applies, does 50 shades promote sexual/domestic violence? They're all themes of the film, it doesn't mean it is encouraged
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the books do romanticize an abusive relationship, the only real worry i have is in regards to those that are naive and assume that such a relationship (not referring to the bdsm stuff ) is healthy or normal or , at worse, actively good.
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(Original post by Gsaray1905)
It is not violence. It is passion. It does not hurt anybody...


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Delusional.
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Does James Bond/Diehard promote murder?
Does Django Unchained promote slavery?

The same principle applies, does 50 shades promote sexual/domestic violence? They're all themes of the film, it doesn't mean it is encouraged
difference there. For one most people do not engage in a part of life that actively involve such issues. Second they dont romanticize them
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No.
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difference there. For one most people do not engage in a part of life that actively involve such issues. Second they dont romanticize them
1) Reasonable point.
2) James Bond doesn't romanticise violence? I'm not sure about that!
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tThe real issue with this ridiculous story is the emotional abuse, it doesn't matter what anyone says...with something on this scale there will be at least one woman out there who is in a relationship with a controlling man and this romanticises that so she will think his actions are ok. The sex stuff is what some people are into which is cool, but the film isn't an accurate representation of BDSM... infact nothing about the film is ok and Christian Grey is a pig.
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1) Reasonable point.
2) James Bond doesn't romanticise violence? I'm not sure about that!
the more recent ones do look paint bond in a more damaged light. The old ones defiantly do present the deaths in a positive light. though i dont recall bond ever killing an individual unless he had to. to be fair i am not a die hard fan (pun intended)
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(Original post by Zargabaath)
50 Shades of Grey encourages sexual violence the same way that Lord of the Rings encourages killing. It doesn't

This "controversy" is as stupid as the people who say video games encourage violence or that heavy metal music makes people "evil"
Video games do not encourage violence but they might make it seem more acceptable or desensitise them about violence.

Now replace "violence" with "sexual violence".
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Not really sexual violence...more like it encourages abusive and controlling relationships.

All those women/men saying "its not abusive! read the books!" are just as stupid as the books themselves.
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(Original post by Juichiro)
Video games do not encourage violence but they might make it seem more acceptable or desensitise them about violence.

Now replace "violence" with "sexual violence".
I totally disagree with you about video games making violence seem acceptable. Actually, I think playing games my whole life has made me, personally, value human life more then I would have without.
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